House candidate Crawford still on ballot after appeal ruling
NEW ORLEANS - A candidate for the state House of Representatives remains on the Oct. 24 ballot after a challenge to his candidacy was rejected by a state appeal court.
Louisiana's Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal reversed a district court ruling and dismissed a challenge lodged against Ray Crawford, running for the House in District 99 in New Orleans.
Two people had filed a challenge saying Crawford failed to file a 2012 tax return and a judge ruled in their favor. But the 4th Circuit found reversed the ruling and dismissed the appeal on procedural issues. Those issues stemmed from a mistake in the original challenge: The candidate was misidentified as Raymond instead of Ray Crawford.
An appeal of the 4th Circuit ruling was pending Tuesday at the state Supreme Court.